Chicago July 17, 2019. Manuel von Ribbeck of Ribbeck Law Chartered announced today the mediation of the cases arising from the crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Lion Air Flight 610 is beginning in Chicago.
Mr. von Ribbeck stated that, “We will mediate the majority of our filed cases during this first mediation. Our clients seek justice, and that the design defects of the 737 Max 8 aircrafts be corrected.” Ribbeck Law Chartered represents the majority of the families of the Lion Air JT 610 flight who have decided to file the case in Chicago. The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded globally since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 in March.
“We will seek the largest amount possible be paid as compensation to our clients. More than a billion dollars should be paid to the families of the Lion Air JT610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET302 crashes. Boeing should pay the highest possible fine so they are forced to change the way they operate, placing profits ahead of safety. Boeing must be aware that it may have to pay billions every time its causes a plane crash. Boeing must correct its design of the 737 Max 8 aircraft to avoid losing innocent lives again,” commented Mr. von Ribbeck.
“Family members of 23 passengers and crew represented by Ribbeck Law Chartered will be arriving in Chicago and additional family members plan to arrive in the next few weeks,” stated Monica Kelly of Ribbeck Law Chartered. Ribbeck Law Chartered represents 52 families of passengers and crew members affected by the 737 Max 8 crashes. The majority of cases of any law firm in the world.
Mr. Ruddy, who lost four family members in this tragedy stated that “it was hard to believe that my four family members were gone forever. How could that happen with a new plane?” Mr. Ruddy further stated that “this accident has changed our lives forever. We do not want to beg for compensation. We only want what is fair and reasonable under the law.”
Another family member from the group already in Chicago, a father of one of the passengers who died in the crash of Lion Air JT 610, Mr. Abdul, stated, “we are here to make sure our loved ones are not forgotten and that justice is served. No amount of money will ever replace the love and affection that my son gave me. The pain and suffering that I feel, I do not wish it to anyone. We need to stop these accidents from ever happening again.”
When asked about the impact of paying a billion dollars in compensation will have on Boeing, Mr. Von Ribbeck remarked, “the Boeing company should not be greatly affected by it. Most of the payments will probably be made by insurance and reinsurance companies and as stated by the Wall Street firms, Boeing can afford that cost: Boeing has posted record revenues of $101 billion last year and $10.6 billion in profits.”
It has been reported that Boeing rushed this model into deliver in order to keep up with its competitor, Airbus. Ms. Kelly went on to say, “we must not forget the wrongful conduct of Boeing after the crash: blaming the crash on the pilots; not assisting with retrieving the bodies from the ocean, which are now gone forever; not giving any economic assistance to the families with minor children specially; allowing additional planes in the air which subsequently caused another crash. Boeing’s actions in these matters show little regard for life.”
Ribbeck Law Chartered, headquartered in Chicago and with affiliated offices in London, Shanghai, Rome, Jakarta, Istanbul, and Lima concentrates in litigation arising from aviation disasters and catastrophic events worldwide.
Ribbeck Law Chartered represents more than 52 families of the victims of the crashes of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 involving Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, the largest number of claimants represented by any law firm in the world.
Ribbeck Law Chartered has represented victims from 74 different countries involved in 48 commercial aviation plane crashes. Ribbeck Law Chartered represents the largest number of victims of plane crashes in the world.
Currently, Ribbeck Law Chartered represents families of passengers from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Basin, and is litigating in American Courts representing victims from airplane incidents that occurred in North America, Asia, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Ribbeck Law Chartered’s success is shown in its record-breaking compensation for the families of the victims and improvements in aviation safety worldwide.
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